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By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site. By accessing the Website, you are indicating your agreement to the Policy. We reserve the right to modify the Policy at any time, without notice. Such changes will be incorporated into this document and posted on the Website and will become effective as soon as they are posted on the Website. The current version of the Policy supersedes any prior versions.


Central Ohio Urology Group, Inc. (“COUG”) and its affiliates (collectively “COUG” or the “Company”) welcome you to our Website. COUG is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of the Website. We will use and disclose your personal information as stated in this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to this site and all other sites operated or sponsored by the Company (collectively, the “Website”). The Policy is designed to explain the types of information obtained through the Website and how that information is used by COUG and/or shared with others. The examples given are intended to be for illustrative purposes only, and therefore, should not be considered to be a complete representation of the Company’s practices. The Policy does not apply to any information received by COUG from you or from any other sources on your behalf outside of the Website.
If you have any questions about the contents of the Policy, you may contact COUG at or call the hotline at 800-270-1264.

Revisions to the Privacy Statement

We may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time as we add new features or modify the way in which we manage information, or as laws change that may affect our services. If we make material changes to our Privacy Statement, we will post notice of this on our Website prior to the changes becoming effective. Any revised Privacy Statement will apply both to information we already have about you at the time of the change, and any personal information created or received after the change takes effect. We include a version number on this Privacy Statement consisting of the date (year, month and day) it was last revised. We encourage you to periodically reread this Privacy Statement, to see if there have been any changes to our policies that may affect you.

The Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice

Materials produced here are not intended to provide medical information. Rather, the materials are presented for informational purposes only. None of the materials presented may be relied upon by any person for any medical, diagnostic or treatment reasons whatsoever. None of the materials presented here may be relied upon by any person for any purpose other than informational purposes without the express written consent of COUG. COUG disclaims any liability for any injury or other damages resulting from the review or use of the information obtained here. Any person reviewing the materials presented here should obtain specific medical advice and answers to specific medical questions, by a qualified healthcare professional.

Information Collected

The Company may collect information through the use of the Website from a variety of sources – this includes (i) information you may choose to provide while on the Website (such as information about your business or occupation, as well as personal identification information such as name, birthdates, addresses, social security and drivers’ license numbers, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) and (ii) information the Website collects automatically. COUG also may ask you to provide information about yourself in connection with an application for employment.
The following are some examples of information you may choose to provide while using the Website:

  • You want to receive COUG Alerts or other News. To register to receive this information, you will provide us with information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address. You can also tell us about your areas of interest. We use this information to send you the communications you requested, and other information we believe may be of interest to you.
  • You want to register for a webinar or other event. To register, you will provide us with information such as your name, company, position, telephone number and email address. We use this information to register you for the event and contact you about changes and updates regarding the event. We also may use the information to communicate with you about other events and topics that we believe may be of interest to you.
  • You want to become a part of COUG. Through our Website you may apply for available positions with the Company. To do so, you can submit the requested information, which we will use in the course of our recruiting procedure.

The Website also collects certain information automatically when you access or use the Website. For example, COUG may monitor and compile statistical information concerning the usage of the Website. This information allows the Company to monitor its utilization and continuously improve its quality. Examples of this information would include, but not be limited to, the number of visitors to the Website, or to sections or pages within the Website, patterns of traffic flowing through the Website, length of time spent on the Website, or in sections or pages of the Website, the other sites that refer visitors to the Website, the pages of the Website that visitors frequently use as entry and exit points, utilization of the browser and operating systems and versions used by visitors to the Website, etc.

In order to compile this information, COUG may collect and store your IP address, your operating system version, your browser version, the pages you visit within the Website, the length of time you spend on pages within the Website, the site from which you linked to ours, search terms you used in search engines which resulted in you linking to the Website, etc. While all of this information can be associated with the IP address your computer had while you visited the Website, it will not be associated with you as an individual, or associated with any other information you may submit through the Website, or that COUG may store about you for any other purposes.

Use and Disclosure of Information

In addition to the uses and disclosures described above, the Company uses information that is collected through the Website for various purposes including, but not limited to, administration of the Website, improving the Website experience for visitors, market research, data analytics, compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures, and to be able to communicate with and/or respond to inquiries from Website visitors. For example, we might use your IP address to determine the general physical location of the device you are using and understand better the geographic regions of our Website visitors. This allows us to, among other things, enhance our Website experience and services. We also use information collected through the Website to respond to inquiries from Website visitors and to provide Website visitors with information about the Company’s services. By submitting your information to us, you expressly agree that the Company may contact you directly about the services you requested, either through email, via telephone or facsimile, or by enrolling you in a requested subscription to one or more of the Company’s publications. We may use the personal information you provide on the Websites for our internal purposes.

The Company may share any information collected within the Company or with any and all affiliated entities. The Company may also use and share this information with third party Company vendors to enable those vendors to provide services to the Company for which they have been retained and/or to enhance Website functionality. The Company reserves the right to disclose any information obtained through or in connection with the operation of the Website in order to comply with a subpoena, court order or similar legal process which compels the disclosure of such information. The Company will not knowingly sell, rent or share information obtained through the use of its Website with any unaffiliated third parties for their commercial benefit except as permitted or required by law. For example, we reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.

Opt Out

If a user makes a request to receive information (for example, requesting a subscription to one of our online publications) in an ongoing manner through this Website by providing an email address or mobile phone number, the user may request to discontinue future mailings or messages. Similarly, if you receive information about a COUG service through email or text message, you may make a request to discontinue receiving similar messages in the future. All such materials sent to you by email or text message will contain information about how to opt out.


The Website uses “cookies” in order to enhance a user’s experience when viewing the Website and to compile statistical information regarding the use of the Website. A cookie is a file that is transmitted by a website to a user’s browser. The browser then saves that file in a designated file for cookies on the user’s computer. The Company uses cookies to allow it to personalize the user’s experience on the Website as well as to allow the Company to compile statistics about how the Website is used, including to help us identify Website features in which you may have the greatest interest. You may have the ability to change your browser settings to refuse to accept cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website features.

Links and Social Media

The Website may include links to social media sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and/or to other third-party websites. The Company does not control these websites. If a user follows any such links, any information that the user provides will be governed by the terms of use and/or the privacy policies of those third-party websites, and may be visible to others. You should never share or post personal, financial or sensitive information or any information you expect to be treated confidentially through those websites.


The Website and the nature of our services are not intended or designed to be used by any individual under the age of 13 years. The Company does not knowingly collect or maintain any information about any individual under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13 years old, you should not register with the Website, subscribe to any of the Company’s newsletter services, or provide any personally identifiable information to the Company. If you are concerned about your child’s use of the Website, you may use web-filtering technology to supervise or limit access to the site.

Do Not Track

“Do Not Track” is a privacy preference that you can set in your Internet search browser that sends a signal to a website that you do not want the website operator to track certain browsing information about you. However, because the Website is not configured to detect Do Not Track signals from a user’s computer, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track requests.

Information Security

We have implemented reasonable measures to protect the security of personally identifiable information that a user provides to the Company through the use of the Website. The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and as such, the Company cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. Any transmission of information is at your own risk.

Accessing the Website Outside the United States

If you reside outside the United States, any information that you may provide to the Company through the Website will be transferred out of your country and into the United States. If you do not wish for your personal information to leave your country, please do not provide such information. By providing personal information via the Website, you expressly consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.

Governing Law

The Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of Ohio, without regard to its conflict of laws principals. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under or out of the Policy shall lie exclusively with the state and federal courts within Ohio. If any provision of the Policy is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect.


Central Ohio Urology Group, Inc. (“Company”) provides this Website and the information on it for general informational purposes only. Information accessible through the site is not, and should not be relied upon or regarded as, legal advice. No one accessing or reviewing any content or information accessible through the Company’s Website, whether or not a current client of the Company, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of such content or information, without first consulting with and engaging a qualified, licensed physician, authorized to practice medicine in such person’s particular jurisdiction, concerning the particular facts and circumstances of the matter at issue. The Company’s Website contains general information only, and may not reflect current legal developments, or laws or rules that may apply in particular jurisdictions. The Company and its physician providers expressly disclaim all liability in connection with actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents or information accessible through this site.

Any information on the site about prior results attained by the Company or its physician providers is not a guarantee or warranty that a similar outcome will be achieved.
The Company’s Website may offer links to websites owned and controlled by others. The Company is not responsible for the content, operation, links or transmissions, or any information provided on any third-party website which may be accessed by a link from the Company’s site. Additionally, any reference to any third-party on the Company’s Website does not constitute an endorsement of such third-party’s services.

Operation of the Company’s Website is not intended to form, and will not create, a physician-patient relationship. Any person who accesses information from the Company’s Website or who unilaterally communicates any information to the Company or any of its physician providers through the Website, by e-mail or otherwise is not considered to be a client or prospective client of the Company. As such, no physician-patient relationship exists between any such person and the Company and the Company does not owe such a person any professional duties that would ordinarily be owed to a patient or a prospective patient, including without limitation any duty of confidentiality. Further, operation of the Company’s Website does not guarantee that the Company or any Company physician is willing to consider or discuss entering into a physician-patient relationship with any particular individual.

Communications and information transmitted via email or the Internet may not be secure, confidential or protected by the physician-patient privilege. Do not send any confidential or sensitive communications or information to the Company without first contacting one of our physician providers and receiving further instructions about how to proceed.

Links To Other Sites

Our Website may include links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of COUG. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.


All contents of this site constitute the property of COUG and may not be copied, reproduced or distributed without prior written permission.

Questions, complaints, and contacts

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, our policies and practices concerning this Website, your rights under this statement, and your dealings with the COUG Website, you can contact COUG’s Privacy Office at or call the hotline at 800-270-1264.

Last revised: June 20, 2023
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